Willits, California

city in California, USA

Willits (formerly Little Lake and Willitsville) is a city in Mendocino County, California, United States. Willits is 20 miles (32 km) north-northwest of Ukiah, at an elevation of 1,391 feet (424 m). The population was 4,888 at the 2010 census.

City of Willits
Willits Arch
Willits Arch
Location of Willits, California
Location of Willits, California
City of Willits is located in the United States
City of Willits
City of Willits
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 39°24′35″N 123°21′20″W / 39.40972°N 123.35556°W / 39.40972; -123.35556Coordinates: 39°24′35″N 123°21′20″W / 39.40972°N 123.35556°W / 39.40972; -123.35556
Country United States
State California
IncorporatedNovember 19, 1888[1]
 • TypeCouncil–manager
 • MayorMadge Strong
 • Total2.82 sq mi (7.30 km2)
 • Land2.82 sq mi (7.30 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)  0.17%
Elevation1,391 ft (424 m)
 • Total4,888
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,735.89/sq mi (670.20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−8 (PST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−7 (PDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)707
FIPS code06-85600
GNIS feature ID1652654


  1. "California Cities by Incorporation Date". California Association of Local Agency Formation Commissions. Archived from the original (Word) on February 21, 2013. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  2. "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 1, 2020.
  3. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Willits, California